Hi there, I'm a programmer and I turn on YouTube to a video of just rain sounds in the background to play while I listen to music on Spotify. I would love to see the ability to do this solely through Spotify (including on mobile). Adding things like the sound of rain or the ocean or nature would be great. I've shown co-workers what I do and they're hooked on it as well. There's even a website out there that allows you to do it with any YouTube video, but my music lives on Spotify now. Who else wants to see this happen? +1?
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It'd be nice to be able to play music from my iTunes and Spotify at the same time. I understand that certain artisits/albums aren't on Spotify (i.e. Beyonce Lemonade), but I would like to add it to the shuffle mix. Unfortunately I cannot do that with Spotify, leaving me having to switch between Spotify and Apple Music.
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I do use spotify quite a lot in the desktop app and I have to acknowledge that my followers and the people whom I follow contribute are almost indifferent to my listening experience. I mean, I check out what are they hearing and everything and I think its cool when eventually some friend have a similar taste for a less known artist, but that's about it. It's quite a poor interaction, I guess you would agree with me.
Here is how I think this issue could be improved: Create a feature that allows users to highlight artists.
How would it work?
Simple. You could point out up to 2 particular artists you are really enjoying listening at the moment by pressing a check-box, a button or whatever looks classy and functional simultaneously. By doing so, the tune that you play by these artists would appear in bold green, such as Spotify's theme colours, whenever it's shown to your followers in the right side of your app's screen (as it is today). So they can see that, from all the music you're taking time to hear, you would suggest that more people pay attention to those artists in particular. Therefore, I would probably use my friends more in means to get to now new music, and I would do so in a more efficient way. I suggest 2 artists 'cause 1 is too little, but more than 2 is too much - you don't want to have a lot of green bold music names in your screen, they have to focus in what really matters. So contingency is a key point, it makes users be very specific in their choices and just indicates what they are truly passionate about. Kindest regards,
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Hej there, I have only two little ideas: 1.) Simpler way to add new member into Family plan. I found a post from 12/11/2014, where this feature is requested, though it is still marked as "New" almost a year after. 2.) I really like the mainstream playlists like Toda's Top Hits....but it happens that there is a song I really don't like (or I have heard too many times). All I need is an option "do not play this song" which would apply to any playlist this song is in. thanks
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The Idea Introducing "Spot-Light," Spotify's child service that helps struggling new curators and musicians get their music heard and exposed with the help of today's superstars. How many "Sounds Like" or "Since You've Listened To______" buttons does one have to press before they get lost into a web of different artists and actually find one who they've never heard of before? Big-name artists are going to have huge, extremely loyal fan bases that will stream their music as soon as it’s put out there. For the artists who want to use streaming services as marketing and PR tactics to gain exposure, I think adding a streaming service “child” with only new and indie artists in all varieties of genres would be beneficial. For instance, Spotify could have “Spot-Light” a streaming service that spotlights these curators that are trying to make it big on Spotify. Spot-Light would have established playlists made by today’s superstars instead of just your average Joe generated playlists; this way users could see who and what their favorite artists are listening to and think, “If ______ is listening to this new album, it’s probably good.” In this service, the superstars would help out struggling artists and when an “up and coming” artist’s album or single has received a certain amount of plays on Spot-Light, they would get a bonus in their royalty pay and would be then added as a highlight for the next month on the regular Spotify streaming service. Why The number of struggling artists today is so large and it is so hard for these artists to get their music heard and have a fair chance on streaming services like Spotify. The goal of a service like "Spot-Light" is to pull fans and convince them to give new music a listen in hopes of building a foundation fan base for these struggling artists. Spot-Light would be a "revovling door" so to speak, in the way that once an artist gets so many listens, they would then be transferred to Spotify and highlighted for a month, in that time, they should already have some fans to spread the word and provide further exposure via Spotify. Once artists leaving Spot-Light and go to Spotify, more and more artists would continue to join Spot-Light, keeping it alive as well. Why should today's superstars provide these "no-name" playlists? 1. Fans would feel more connected to them personally, getting to see what their favorite star is listening to and 2. the superstars would also get a slight increase in their Spotify royalties as well. Making it a win for them as well as the struggling artist they provide. There is so much unexposed and overlooked music out there today, this would be a great thing to see happen, artists helping artists. This idea came to me when working on a research project for a music licensing internship at Mood Media in Austin, TX.
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An idea I just had was that Spotify should add a collaboration section. So when you have a bunch of people you are with they can all collaborate on the playlist that is playing through the application. For example, if everyone was connected to the same network, the app would pick up on that and generate a playlist that everyone with the Spotify app could add to. This could potentially add to the users of the application, because if the group is playing music through the application one would want to be included and then download it. The playlist could stay active for 24 hours so the collaborators can choose whether to follow it or not. This would generate great memories for friends while also promoting the brand and generating revenue.
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